Our friendly Queenstown team has been detecting and diagnosing melanoma and other skin cancers for over two decades.
Mole checks and skin cancer checks are all we do, and we do them thoroughly.
The MoleMap Queenstown skin clinic combines a proven skin-mapping system and skin cancer expertise to diagnose melanoma and other skin cancers.
Watch our video so you know what to expect when you come to MoleMap – and feel free to call us if you have any questions.
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Recommended for Year 2 and beyond. We compare any changes in your skin against the baseline created during your Full Body MoleMap.
Leading the way in melanoma detection
Among world experts there is much discussion about the best practice for the early detection of melanoma. The two main tools clinicians have to detect changes in the skin are:
How do they compare?
Current research indicates that melanoma presents in existing lesions (moles) approximately 50% of the time while the other 50% are found as new lesions appearing in clear skin (i.e. not in an existing mole or spot). Serial Monitoring is highly effective at monitoring and detecting change in existing lesions but is not designed to detect new lesions. For those appearing as new lesions there is no argument that a mole check usingTotal Body Photography will detect these changes
Serial Monitoring or Total Body Photography… or Both?
The short answer to this is BOTH. Serial Monitoring gives assurance of early detection of any changes in your existing moles while a mole check Total Body Photography allows us to see any new lesions that may have appeared between visits.
For these reasons, MoleMap has designed its full MoleMap service to provide both Serial Monitoring and Total Body Photography. When this is added to a full body mole check, skin check and lesion diagnosis by a specialist Dermatologist, MoleMap is providing the highest level of care to our patients.